Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Denver, Colorado
So here is expert advice, if the slide pins stick, it causes the outboard pad to wear faster, if the piston sticks, it causes the inboard pad to wear faster. The piston can be sticking because of build up inside, a swollen seal and also if a brake line , the rubber one near the caliper has swollen. That will cause the piston to push out and not retract. If it ends up being a hose, the most likely cause is fluid contamination. Any fluid other than DOT 3 or DOT 4 causes this. The worst is one someone accidently put even a small amount of motor oil, power steering fluid or transmission fluid. I have seen this destroy every brake part that has a rubber part in it. Meaning the master cylinder, the equalizer (proportioning valve), the ABS unit, all four of the brake lines that go to each wheel and the calipers and wheel cylinders if the vehicle has them. So if you find this to be the case, good luck. Hopefully it is a caliper only. You can buy what they call a "loaded caliper" which is complete with hardware, a new anchor and pads. If you go with option, you will need to get a matching set of pads only for the other side or it will cause more brake problems. Your brakes need to grab evenly in the front. It should have the two copper crush washers that go on each side of the banjo bolt that holds the brake line to the caliper.
Last edited by jayram1408; 11-14-2018 at 11:51 PM.